Electronic Resource & Database Access

There will be no off-campus access to Library electronic resources and databases this Friday, November 28 from 6-10pm. Library buildings are also closed for the Thanksgiving holiday during that time.

Curriculum Lab

Curriculum Lab bins with math kidsAbout the Curriculum Laboratory

The Curriculum Laboratory is located on the 2nd floor, in the southeast corner of Davidson Library.  It is a resource center of instructional materials for grades K-12.  While it is designed primarily to serve student teachers in the UCSB Teacher Education Program, the collection is open to all library users.

Collections

  • Curriculum Collection
    • Includes children's literature, nonfiction, media, and teaching resources such as curriculum guides and activity books.
  • Learning Resources Display Center (LRDC) 
    • One of 25 display centers in California for state-adopted textbooks and instructional materials (grades K-8).
  • ERIC Database and Document Collection
    • Index of curriculum guides, lesson plans, research reports, conference papers, journal articles, publications of educational associations, and other research and instructional materials.
  • Juvenile Media Collection
    • Temporarily located on 1st Floor South of Davidson Library at the end of the main library Media Collection

Curriculum Laboratory Services

  • Service Hours
  • Reference Assistance
    • Contact Lorna Lueck, Education Librarian and Head of the Curriculum Lab
  • Specialized Services
    • For research consultations, group lectures, or tours, call (805) 893-7111.

Seating Areas

  • Computing 
    • There are public computers in Curriculum Lab.
  • Study Tables
    • There are tables located throughout the Curriculum Lab.

Other Areas

  • Juvenile Media Collection is temporarily located on 1st Floor South of Davidson Library at the end of the main library Media Collection
  • Media Viewing Station